2017 - Andy Alderman Leaves Scottish Fencing

Scottish Fencing is today announcing the departure of Andy Alderman from the role of Club Development Officer.

Andy leaves on 30 November having joined the Scottish Fencing staff in April 2016.  Andy is of course a well known personality in the Scottish Fencing community, thanks to his tireless work on the coaching and high performance side over several years.

Andy was the lead for several key projects within Scottish Fencing with highlights including the Referee mentoring programme and launch of our Club Development grants programme.  Both projects are still keen to have other individuals and clubs benefit from the support and investment they offer.  They will continue to run in line with our commitment to growing the sport but if you have any questions for Andy in his last couple of weeks around an existing application please drop him a line.  

With Andy’s help, Scottish Fencing has now developed a highly regarded club accreditation scheme  - the SwordMark programme – and we have several clubs who are enjoying the benefits SwordMark brings as a result of their commitment to growth and best practice. 

We are committing more resource to SwordMark in line with our development programme funded by sportscotland and it’s a programme that can benefit clubs of any size.  Please get in touch on admin@scottish-fencing.com  for more information; Alex Pearson who is Scottish Fencing's other club development officer will continue to work with those clubs undergoing accreditation or with those looking to begin their accredtiation journey. 

Scottish Fencing look forward to working with Andy in the future through his contributions to elite and youth coaching.  In terms of staffing we have a continuing agreement with sportscotland to fund our development staff roles and will make an announcement shortly on future recruitment.